2024W22  Weekly report => 27/05 2K24 - 02/06 2K24 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, Remcos, XWormRAT

Weekly report by TG Soft's CRAM concerning Italian malspam campaigns.

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from
May 27 to June 2, 2024.

In the monitored week, global campaigns decreased compared to the previous week while campaigns written in Italian increased.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
 AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, Remcos and XWormRAT.

The blue bar indicates the total number of campaigns monitored in Italy in each week, while the red bar concerns campaigns written in Italian (and targeting Italy).

We monitored 46 campaigns during the week, 13 of which used Italian as their language.

In order to understand how the various weeks are divided, below is a small table showing the breakdown of the periods considered:

from to
Week_19 06/05 12/05
Week_20 13/05 19/05
Week_21 20/05 26/05
Week_22 27/05 02/06

During the week, the peak of global campaigns was found on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 with 11 different campaigns per day. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 with 4 campaigns per day, as highlighted by the graph below:

In the following chart we see the malware families spread globally for each day in the week:

Instead in this graph we see the distribution based on malware family. In the past week 7 different families were detected:

This week's featured samples are MSIL (C#) executibles covering 50% of the malware sent via e-mail.
In second place are executibles written in Delphi and AutoIT tied with 10.87%.
Office files (Word, Excel, etc.) account for 2.17%.

In the picture below we can see the various types of language used to develop malware:

In the following graph we see the distribution of the various types of languages divided by day:


In this graph we can see the malware families spread during the week with target Italy (written in Italian) and composed of 4 different families:
The Italian campaigns analyzed by TG Soft's C.R.A.M. were grouped according to macro categories, obtained from the subject of the email message used for malware distribution (malspam). Below we see the subjects used in the various campaigns divided by day and type of malware

AgentTesla - spread through three campaigns, the first and second themed "Orders" and the third themed "Quotes".

AgentTesla  spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Ordersand the second themed "Quotes".
FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
- spread through a campaign themed "Purchases".

AgentTesla spread through two campaigns themed "Orders".
FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
XWormRAT - spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".

FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
LokiBot - spread through a campaign themed "Offers".

In the past week the massive sending of MalSpam emails for the spread of the Emotet malware was not detected.

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Check out the April/May campaigns

We invite you to check out the April/May 2024 reports, to stay up-to-date oabout the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy.

20/05/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from May 20, 2024 to May 26, 2024
13/05/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from May 13, 2024 to May 19, 2024
06/05/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from May 06, 2024 to May 12, 2024
29/04/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 29, 2024 to May 05, 2024

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